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for changes in america's foreign policy. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in lexington, virginia. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. romney was one of the president's critics on how he handled libya. subsequently that proved him right. the administration blamed the attacks in benghazi on a movie. romney has some strong words at a speech later this morning here in lexington. and implying some of the president's decisions were made for political reasons. in a major speech on foreign policy romney will attack mr. obama's leadership and set out his strategy, promising i'll affirm that my duty is not to my political prospects but to the security of the nation. romney will challenge the president's handling of the middle east saying it's time to change course. i know the president hopes for a safer, freer and more prosperous middle east allied with the united states. i share that hope. but hope is not a strategy. >> we'll win in florida. >> reporter: this speech comes after a weekend of campaigning in the battleground state of florida. romney a private man began showing a co
tax rates. it's never about foreign policy. it's about the kinds of revelations of character and personality and disposition and temperament. you can see that often in how the people hold themselves on the screen. i noticed during the primary debates, you often saw mitt romney standing calmly and relaxed while these other people were squabbling amongst each other. the famous case of john kennedy and richard nixon. even reagan and carter in 1980. the confidence and ease that ronald reagan projected and jimmy carter looked a little bit defensive. that's the impression that lasts. >> even al gore and george w. bush i think is a good example of body language told so much during those debates. al gore was up in the polls and had a series of very poor debate performances. >> al gore had been a very effective, aggressive debater. in the first debate, he was seen as being too aggressive. the famous sighs and all the rest. in the second debate, he was almost too laid back. by the third he had a kind of just right approach, but by that time, those performances and all the other factors
will be addressed and what other long-term anchoring factor for the economic policies developed in, say, the united states and japan. those are factors of uncertainty that really prevent people from making the investment decisions, the hiring decisions, the foreign direct investment decisions that would otherwise help growth the world over. >> pelley: if we cross the fiscal cliff, we go over the edge, do you think the united states would go back into recession? >> if it was not addressed very shortly, yes. >> pelley: and why are yo so certain of that? >> well, you just look at the numbers. that would entail a growth contraction of about 2% in a given year. so if you assume that the u.s. economy forecast growth next year is 2%, 2% minus 2% equals zero. you are pretty much at the recession stage. >> pelley: there are about 12.5 million americans who lost their jobs in the great recession. we have seen our economy in recession or stumbling along since late 2007. and a lot of americans just want to know when does this end. >> well, i would say that there is good news lurking out there. and in particula
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